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December 21, 2014

OMG! Liberal Palin Freak Out!

I think I heard something… That familiar grinding sound like when you’ve worn through a pair of brake shoes. Shhh… Hear that?

Ah! Yes. I’ve got it. That metal on metal noise used to be Alaska’s governor. She’s managed to grab a moment in the spotlight again by… wait for it… saying dumb stuff. Shocking.

After the last election cycle in which her party was soundly thrashed, she lost her one remaining claim to anything remotely serious. She’s now no longer the immediate past Republican Vice Presidential nominee. That embarrassing mantle is now worn by Congressman Paul Ryan.

That makes Palin an ex-half-term governor from 2006 who is the immediate past nothing. Her “base” now consists of those who ought to be ordering half-caff lithium lattes from their pickup trucks with the snake flag bumper stickers, and roof racks used for dead things.

Nevertheless, the “Sage of Wasilla,” as Chris Matthews dubbed her today, seems to still have things to “say.”

I will, however,  give her credit for stepping outside the box, and trying new things. Like remorse, for instance. That’s a new one.  She actually apologized to the few remaining sane people in her party for calling them “wusses” in the current debate over taxing and spending.

“Well, I guess I shouldn’t call politicians names, so I apologize for calling the wobbly ones wusses,” she said on Fox News. This strange and foreign apology-thing had no sooner left her glossy maw, than she called President Obama “a socialist.”  So much for that.

“What goes beyond socialism…is communism,” she went on to explain. “I know I’m going to get slammed for speaking so bluntly about what’s going on here, but that’s exactly what is going on.”

But more ridiculous perhaps than even Palin herself is the sad lot who still think she matters. A stunning piece of online literary bloggery calling itself “Weasel Zippers,” proudly  proclaimed in its headline:

Lib Meltdown Alert Raised To DEFCON 1: Sarah Palin Calls Obama A “Socialist”…

Really.

Because, the only meltdown this “lib” is dealing with is that of the ice in my drink, and the butter for the popcorn. Because at the risk of stating the obvious, Sarah Palin is entertainment, and nothing else.  Any liberal attention Palin gets is the political equivalent of watching one of those shows where some guy eats bugs, just so you can say, “Can you believe that? What an idiot.”

Like her buddy Rick Santorum, (who has now humiliated himself by flushing whatever dried-up husk was left of his political career by writing for the white supremacist, birther site World Net Daily) she’s realized that the only way to get attention is to become that person who is only beloved because “she drives the liberals crazy.”

And even that couldn’t be further from the truth. To be driven crazy, we must:

A) Care

B) Believe her to be credible

Still, the comments on the cut and paste from HuffPo that made up the body of the story are amusing:

Amash dba_vagabond_trader
I call him an Islamic communist because that is what he is. This man has done nothing for 4 years but pretend he Is something he Is not AND destroy this country because of his incompetence. I’m being nice here. I’d be flagged if I really said what I think of this fool.

Jon C. Burdick
Being a socialist is just one of his coats he puts on, Any flag that he wears would never be the Red, White and Blue one.

And my personal favorite:

JacksonPearson
She’s being very kind. Among other things, Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Kenya, an illegal alien that have repeatably lied, withheld information to usurp the Constitution. He posted a forged birth certificate on the white house web site. He’s been tied to over thirty social security numbers, and is currently filing his income taxes with a number of a deceased person from Connecticut.

The other 61 comments say pretty much the same thing – including the one that calls the Huffington Post readers “an echo chamber.” Yes, Sarah. These are your people.

In Alaska, the only state where Palin has actually done anything political, the mention of her  name is met with almost universal scorn, regardless of political party. We just went through an election cycle which saw 59 of 60 legislative seats up for election. How many invocations of Sarah Palin did I hear? Exactly zero. Not from Republicans, not from Democrats.  Not using her past support to garner votes. Not even bashing her. She Who Shall Not Be Named, just wasn’t.

From popular governor, to hometown girl makes good on the national stage, to appalling embarrassment, to the ex that you never want mentioned in your presence again, took about three years. And that was more than a year ago.

I’ve heard my fellow Alaskans asked, “Does she even live there anymore?” And I’ve heard more than once the curt response, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”

So, I hate to break it to my friend “Weasel Zippers,” but nobody’s freaking out. Nobody’s melting down. And nobody cares. It’s DEFCON Whatever. We’re just rubber-necking the train wreck on our way to somewhere else.

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21 Responses to “OMG! Liberal Palin Freak Out!”
  1. jwa says:

    The real death of a love affair is not hatred. It’s indifference. Whether you originally loved her or loved to hate her, neither the left or right cares anymore. Bye, bye Sarah. Thanks for another great piece, AKM.

  2. tallimat says:

    My ol right wing extremist neibor likens The Quitter to a zit. And not your usual form of acne. He describes The Quitter with the old SNL skit where Belushi fills his cheeks with mashed potatoes, then smashes his cheeks together, spewing out the potatoes and declaring himself a zit.
    My neibor won’t even mention her name. He just blows up his cheeks and smashes them with his hands.
    Pure, timeless comedy!

  3. AKblue says:

    The Foil Hat Society is alive and well. Their godess is Palin!

  4. lacy lady says:

    Time to put the half term Gov in a white straight jacket with Glenn Beck. Throw in a few other with them.
    Rick Santorium, Rush Limbaugh , the Fox News crew–for starters.

  5. phishon says:

    This verse by Travis Tritt comes to mind when I hear something from Sarah these days…

    Girl, I thought what we had could never turn bad
    So your leavin’ caught me unaware
    But the fact is you’ve run…girl, that can’t be undone
    So here’s a quarter, call someone who cares

  6. John says:

    I wish Katie Couric had asked her to define socialism and communism, and explain the difference. “Well, Katie, the difference there is one starts with an S and also the other starts with the letter C, too.”

  7. Elstun W. Lauesen says:

    Time to dust THIS off:

    http://www.bartcop.com/palins-IQ.jpg

  8. WhoCares? says:

    Seriously… who cares? Why are you giving her this much attention?

    Eric

  9. thatcrowwoman says:

    $arah is as “au courant” as disco, eh?
    Everybody dance now and
    Aaaah, freak out!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzRyAlhIW4M
    :)
    thatcrowwoman

    • Richard says:

      Hi thatcrowwoman, I have never replied to a post here before, but this time I have to.

      You just linked that idiot woman to one of the greatest disco records ever; the guitar playing of Nile Rodgers. That bass, courtesy of Bernard Edwards. And now forever linked, in some areas of the interweb at least, with that bloody woman.

      I was never that interested in disco as a musical form, but that first Chic album is a masterpiece, and likely to remain popular for far longer than she who should be ignored.

      • thatcrowwoman says:

        Sorry, Richard, about that linking that bloody idiot woman to Nile and Bernard.
        I had not thought of the eternal interwebz consequences.
        What can I say? Music pops into my head with the least provocation, and when I saw Freak Out…
        Poof! There it was. Le Freak. C’est chic!
        Disco is dead, but Chic’s Freak Out endures, indeed.

        forgive me?
        pretty please?
        thatcrowwoman

  10. Blooper says:

    Great observations, AKM. Living up here I can vouch for what you say. Incidentally, I was also thinking the other day about how long it’s been since I’ve heard her name muttered either in personal conversation with other Alaskans or in the media (print, online & via the airwaves). To add to that it’s been ages since I’ve been asked about her when traveling in other states. While I can sometimes sense the long reach of her chilly tentacles subtly influencing the goings-on of Parnell and company, I think in most other things her influence has dried up and withered like a once glorious summer flower that’s still standing well into the depths of winter.

  11. Pinwheel says:

    “We’re just rubber-necking the train wreck on our way to somewhere else….”. Another terrific quote from our own much quoted, much admired resident muckracker. Thanx again. n

  12. EatWildFish says:

    Most telling was the half term, half wit not even being invited to participate in the gig honoring Alaska women in politics celebration earlier this year. $creech doesn’t even dare show her face anywhere in Alaska because she knows she is reviled. Great write up, AKM.

  13. mike from iowa says:

    There are at least thirty countries and a dozen united states that have red,white and blue flags. Palin sucks-that is all. Grover Norquist,on the other hand,is not red,white and /or blue and yet nearly all rwnj pledged allegiance to his mangy hide.

  14. Carol says:

    Break? Brake? shoes

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